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Clean Air Fair to be Held at Bicentennial Mall on Thursday, May 24

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | 07:00pm

Nashville, Tenn. – Learn how you to do your part to preserve air quality and protect the environment with simple lifestyle changes at the Clean Air Fair on Thursday, May 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville.

Air quality experts, health care representatives, pollution control agencies and other organizations will be on hand to educate the public about the health, quality of life, and environmental benefits of preserving and improving air quality and the long-term benefits of clean air to future generations.

“The goal of the Clean Air Fair is to make the public more aware of the individual impact they have on air quality in Tennessee, and how each person can play a part in improving air quality,” said Tracy Carter, senior director for air resources for the Department of Environment and Conservation. “If we all do our part, we will improve the air quality in Tennessee for our children and future generations.”

Information will be available about the laws that prohibit the burning of household waste, handling asbestos and regional air quality. Attendees will also learn how to improve indoor air quality and limit exposure to airborne pollutants. Those who sign up to receive ozone alerts will be entered to win a free night’s stay at a Tennessee State Park.

Sponsored by the Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Air Pollution Control, the Clean Air Fair will feature exhibits and information provided by:

  • Regional Transportation Authority
  • American Lung Association
  • Metro Health Department with the Clean Air Partnership
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - Division of Air Pollution Control and Radon Program
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Green Power Switch Program
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Envirotest (vehicle emissions testing)
  • Environmental Protection Agency/Energy Star Program
  • Pull-A-Part, winner of the Governor’s Environment Stewardship Award for Hazardous Waste Reduction
  • Allied Waste

For more information about the Division of Air Pollution Control, call (615) 532-0554 or visit www.tdec.net/apc.

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